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Tag Archive: National Education Association


Unions Slam Push To Arm Teachers With Guns

 

 

 

” The debate continues over whether teachers and other school personnel should have access to guns in an emergency, but the nation’s two biggest teachers unions warned Thursday that would be a disastrous idea that sends the wrong message to children.

“Some are actually proposing bringing more guns in, turning our educators into objects of fear and increasing the danger in our schools. Guns have no place in our schools. Period,” reads a rare joint statement from the presidents of the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers.

In their letter, Dennis Van Roekel of the NEA and Randi Weingarten of the AFT called the idea of arming teachers “astounding and disturbing,” saying it runs counter to educators’ vow to provide safe and secure public schools. “

 

 

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Private (Union) Takeover of Public Schools

 

This Is Where Our Billions Are Going . Not To The Children , But To The Fatcats 

    Behold the top ten leadership position salaries . Click on the graphic to go directly to the source . Note that the NEA has over ONE THOUSAND employees with an average compensation of nearly $90,000.00 per year . Remember … that is all tax money … the schools generate NO revenue of their own . 

 

 

 

 

  Let that sink in … $88,831,667.46 per year for salaries and benefits alone . That does not include operating expenses such as utilities , rent/mortgages , transportation or anything else . Staggering isn’t it ? And that number amounts to just , wait for it … 13.91% of annual spending .

 

 

Look Here

 

 

 

  Yes , you read that right . In fiscal year 2011 the NEA spent nearly $392 MILLION and none of it went towards the education of your child or mine . 

 

 

 ” President Barack Obama and the Democrats have portrayed themselves as supporters of public education, but their policies have turned public schools into strongholds for powerful private groups of teachers unions, critics say.

“The union is not some branch of public government—they’re just a private corporation,” said James Sayler, a 20-year public school teacher and founder of Colorado Educators for Bush in 2000 and 2004.

“Should a school district give away public authority to a private organization?” Sayler asked. “The unions, with the blessing and cooperation of the Democratic Party, have privatized education.” ”

 

 

   Don’t let anyone tell you that the unions aren’t Big Business . What else can you call an entity that burns though the better part of half a BILLION dollars a year ? It sure ain’t no “mom and pop” operation now is it ? 

 

And that brings us to the most galling aspect of the union (taxpayer funds) spending … Political spending . You haven’t forgotten where all this money comes from , have you ? Remember schools , teacher and unions GENERATE NO REVENUE … Every dime they spend comes from us , the taxpayers .

 

Read this and weep as you see that we are given the bill  to pay for them to lobby for ever greater salaries and benefits with our own money .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A staggering amount of TAXPAYER FUNDS no matter how you look at it .Yet we are forever told that we need to throw more and more money into a system that produces less and less per dollar of investment .